Xtra's Cafe
Xtra's Cafe

Xtra's Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.xtrascafe.com/
  • Phone: 8043550446
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:30pm features $5 Appetizers. Trivia every Thursday night from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crenshaw
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a free public parking deck located directly behind Xtra's. The deck can be accessed on Crenshaw Street which is one way going towards Cary Street.
A word from Xtra's Cafe
Xtra's is a locally owned restaurant with the area's only balcony overlooking Cary Street. Located in Carytown above Bangles and Beads, Xtra's provides sophisticated dining with a laid back atmosphere. Specializing in flatbread pizzas, specialty salads with house dressings, and a variety of pastas and globally inspired entrees. Xtra's is the perfect place for lunch, dinner, and late night cocktails.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Xtra's Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (11)great for brunch (9)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (5)romantic (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)fit for foodies (2)late-night find (2)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Excellent Brunch
    Gwynn400
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I went to Xtra's Cafe for brunch on a Sunday around 11:00 AM. There were a few people there, but simple to get a seat on the balcony. I had the french toast with fried bananas and it was incredible. My wife enjoyed the breakfast burrito. We split a pitcher of Mimosas ($15) and they also had bloodies on special for $4. The place is quaint. I would definitely recommend the brunch at Xtra's Cafe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food!!
    XcellentatXtras
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I decided to come to Xtra's after I had heard great reviews from two good friends. I ordered the steak as it was recommended by one of my girlfriends. It was superb! The flavor was great and it was cooked exactly how I wanted it! The vegetables and potato that came with it were delicious as well. My husband had a yummy vegetable soup with just enough spice. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner outside
    lvtoeatoutside
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Was a beautiful night and although there was traffic noise - didn't bother us at all - part of the ambiance. The waitress was really good - there when we needed her to be and not hovering. Food - crab cakes - were delicious. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Brunch was great
    RyanVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Brunch was great - had a pitcher of mimosas and the french toast! Yum! Great location in Carytown!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    onjaEatsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Xtras' Cafe is a low key but yummy place to dine. They have GF and V options and fun creative mixed drinks. Sit outside and people watch Cary St below.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    CTuesVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Xtra's provides great quality food consistently. The range of food on their menu initially made me wonder, but of the Mexican style, Italian style, and American dishes I've tried, all have been great. Service is prompt and servers are attentive, even during times when the restaurant is extremely busy (ex: VCU graduation weekend).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for late meal
    rvafoodluv
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Comfortable dining spot with good service. Hostess was not very friendly
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    Stella2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The staff at Xtra was terrific. Everyone went out of their way to provide excellent service. The tuna was delicious. Wonderful Cary Street find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not enjoy
    Susieanddaniel
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I was not impressed with the quality of the food. I ordered the avacado wrap, it did not have a any goat cheese as listed. My husbands meal consisted of cold soggy sweet potatoe fries and a mediocre sandwich . I did enjoy the atmosphere and the outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good everything, decent price.
    Gray4011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The restaurant isn't terribly big, but they easily accommodated my larger group. The service was good, the food was good, and the drinks were good. They have, what I consider to be, a variety of food and drinks. There is something for everyone here, even kids.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go!
    cb16011
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Visited with three of us on a quiet Sunday evening. The food and service were all excellent. Great prices for the quality food. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 54 reviews are from the Xtra's Cafe reviews archive.
  • Atmosphere holds Xtra's back
    Poncho
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The food was great, the service was great but it was miserably hot inside and lacking a little in intimacy. I can't overstate how muggy and hot it was there it really ruined the date. I said something to the waitress and she did turn down the air but by the time the temperature had lowered itself we were close to being finished.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Xtra's was pretty xciting!
    Sunshine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I visited Xtra's Café with my family for Mother's Day. The restaurant is very nicely decorated, and has a great atmosphere. The restaurant is very inviting- and the option of outdoor dining is awesome. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful. The food service was slow due to the amount of people there for Mother's Day, but I still believe that it was a nice pick for the occasion. I ordered two scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese and chorizo which came with wheat toast and potatoes. The amount of eggs could be increased (maybe three instead of two), but otherwise the chorizo, potatoes, and toast were delicious. I would definitely return on a less crowded day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    familydiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food is great and so is the service. Very attentive and was a great outing for my family (kids included)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality
    craig
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my wife kids, and in-laws to brunch for Mothers Day. Our food came out a different times and food was just OK.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Xtra Special
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    What a great little gem of a restaurant! Vibrant decor, friendly and attentive service plus good food. What more could you ask for? I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took my 16 year old daughter
    Wolfpacker
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Took my 16 year old daughter there for her birthday. She had a flat bread and salad and I an omlet. Both meals were excellent and server was delightful. My only complaint was that it took a while for a server to get to us after we were seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed a delicious brunch
    Luv2doWIneVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious brunch together here with friends on a Sunday. The food was fresh, delicious and the service was excellent. I think it is a hidden gem on Cary Street. I would highly recommend. We will be returning :)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Carytown.
    SsnsailorVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    A last minute reservation for us, but what an excellent choice. Ordered Humus appetizer And a cheese plate as well as an intended to share entree. Had to turn off the entree, the appetizers were huge. Wine was superb. People watching plentiful. They have an outdoor dining area overlooking Cary Street. This is a must experience from the many choices in Carytown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have to admit it was a little
    DCTransplantVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I have to admit it was a little disappointing, everything I was looking forward to is no longer on the menu. When we needed our waitress she wasn't around and when we didn't need her she was always there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I dined at Xtra's on 02/15 and could not have been more pleases. The food and service were fantastic and the decor of the restaurant is very enjoyable. Eclectic menu and a strong wine list make this a must see in Carrytown. I would highly recommend Xtra's for anyone who is tired of the many chain reataurants in Richmond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there, atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First time there, atmosphere was great, food was delicious and the presentation was quite unique. Service was very good. Music was "soulful" and complimented the decor. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our dinner. Our
    Mariehen
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. Our server was very nice and right on the spot whenever we needed anything. Most of the food on the menu is very informal, but well cooked and nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    EatOut2
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We've eaten at Xtra's on multiple occasions and always found the food and service to be excellent. As an extra bonus, they had Hardywood Gingerbread Stout on tap. I like the choice of local brews on tap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun with consistent quality
    jb23225
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Although quite noisy due to holiday revelers, still an enjoyable meal for four. Highly recommend the shrimp and grits!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Xtras
    ramjones2636
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Called and changed our reservation to a half hour earlier. Table available and server was great. Friendly staff and carried on conversation with other patrons over Auburn football game ( saw that great final touchdown and it played over and over ). Food was excellent, great presentation. Server friendly, personalbe, kept water filled and drinks moving. Very easy dividing checks between twelve people. Would recommend to anyone. Enjoyed the art deco look to the restaurant and especially the paintings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another excellent meal
    surprising
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Had brunch at xtras on Sunday. Good food and bloody marys! Attentive staff ! Thanks again for another wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food in a nice seting
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    The place has nice ambience especially given the very reasonable prices. Food is average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Xtra's Cafe never disappoints us as a dependably good brunch spot. They serve several versions of Eggs Benedict (I had the prosciutto variation this visit) and the eggs are always perfectly cooked, soft but not dangerously runny. The prosciutto was a generous portion for each egg and the best I've had outside of Italy. The Xtra's Omelet was not as successful: spot-on for flavor but somewhat watery from the bruschetta filling. If the tomatoes had been drained and seeded or sauteed to reduce the water content the fantastic seasoning could truly have shined. Service at Xtra's is always good and the balcony view of Cary Street is always entertaining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightfully Surprised
    Lightbeing
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Excellent food and service. We were treated with just the right amount of attention. When our food was delayed we were given a hummus appetizer tray that was also outstanding. The stuffed chicken breast was out of this world. Compliments to the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing atmosphere, excellent food
    sfisher
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Menu has good choices. Our party of 4 was very satisfied with all our dishes. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was excellent and everyone
    BigFry
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Food was excellent and everyone was pleased with their meals. We will be back. Very closed parking deck nearby which makes it easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    RVAdiner
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I had passed the Xtra's sign many times without realizing it was a restaurant. They have a small but great second-story deck overlooking Cary Street, a hip restaurant area, and a full bar. The menu was interesting without getting too far afield, and all the people in our party enjoyed their meals. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Next time you are near Bangles & Beads, head up the stairs and enjoy Xtra's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    mxdbutterfly
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    Had a lunch meeting here and was my first visit. We had the bruchetta for an appetizer and everyone loved it. The Nantucket Turkey Melt is AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service.
    slcjm
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We've been here a few times and it's a good place to go for our mixed group of vegetarian/carnivores. We drank the garnacha on the menu, and it was fantastic! We ordered salads, a couple of the pita pizzas, chicken, and fish dishes. All were good. The only thing we didn't like was the hummus -- it was really bad and no one took more than one taste, although we loved the marinated eggplant that came with it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice Dinner Spot
    CarskiVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Great food, nice location, appropriate for dinner meeting, outside dining available. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    forprivacyreasons
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    My first time dining in Carytown and I'm glad we chose Xtra's! Beautiful place, love the atmosphere, very comfortable. Server was just polite enough, but that's alright. Shrimp and grits are one of my favorites, so of course I had to try it - the sausage may have been overkill, but the rest of the plate was delicious! So glad we came out and I'd definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day Dinner
    Pilot1098
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Light crowd on a Sunday night. We shared a fabulous crab dip appetizer and I had a wonderfully flavorful swordfish with a unique and very flavorful succotash and my wife created her own pasta dish which she also enjoyed very much. Attentive service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite brunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Xtra's is great! I always enjoy my meal, and the staff is very friendly. It's great for brunch dates with a sweetheart or with friends. It's such a cute place, and I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    ilovefood
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Really enjoyed the brunch. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.